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Elderly Diamond Bar Man Found Safe Near JPL

Man had been missing since Thursday, but was found in good spirits.

An 88-year-old man missing for nearly two days was found by JPL security Friday night.

Wallace Tallant was near the Jet Propulsion Laboratory when he was approached by security officers around 8 p.m. Deputies were notified and took the man back to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station and was determined to be in good health, said Lieutenant Brian Fitch.

"He didn't look the least bit disheveled, or disturbed. He was actually in very good health and in very good spirits," Fitch said.

Tallant was then taken by a deputy from the Diamond Bar/Walnut Sheriff's Station and is reportedly back home now, Fitch said.

Tallant, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, went missing from his Diamond Bar home Thursday, Nov. 29. The man had taken off from the home in the 1400 block of Spruce Tree Drive in a Silver 2013 Kia optima late at night. It was not immediately clear if Tallant's vehicle was also found.

Authorities had issued a bulletin to help in locating Tallant since he suffers from high blood pressure and failing kidneys.

RT December 01, 2012 at 03:23 PM
He looks like Martin Milner... well it said he was LAPD!
Tricia Cannon December 01, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Thank god he was found safe
Ja'Net Adams December 02, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Really happy he was found in good condition. A blessing!!!!
Nicole Charky December 02, 2012 at 03:01 AM
@Ja-Net - It's definitely a great thing he was found in good condition. Kudos to everyone looking for him and the security guards at JPL for noticing.
Lorraine Pozniak December 03, 2012 at 08:25 AM
God bless him, he's spunky...Kinda reminds me of the episode of The Sopranos when Uncle Junior drove off in his pajamas, got lost in his old neighborhood, and ran into an old sweetheart of his that also happened to be an old hooker...

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